Communication and Argumentation in the Public Sphere: Verbal Communication in the Public Space

International Conference, March 6th - 8th, 2008 - Galati, ROMANIA


  1. Submissions to the proceedings – before March 15th, 2008 – should be sent by e-mail as a separate attachment to:
  2. Use Word for Windows only.
  3. The file name of the attachment should be the author’s last name followed by first name (Ex.: Velica Marius.doc).
  4. Text in manuscripts may not exceed 8000 words (notes and references included).
  5. Check grammar, style and spelling throughout the paper.
  6. On the first page of the paper, mention: the title of the paper, the name of the author(s), the name of the university / affiliation.
  7. Use 12 point type-size, Times New Roman font; lines should be single-spaced. No other formatting options should be used, except for TAB and ITALIC.
  8. Papers should be subdivided in titled sections numbered 1., 2., etc. No outline number should be used (1.1, 2.3.1).
  9. The first section (named Introduction) and the last section (named Conclusions / Final Remarks) of the paper should not be numbered.
  10. Leave two lines extra space above and one line below each section heading.
  11. The first paragraph of each section should not be indented. At the start of a paragraph indent one tab.
  12. Citations must be in the body of the text and not exceed 4 lines.
  13. Examples should be numbered (1), (2). Numbered examples should be separated from the main text by one blank line above and below them.
  14. Do not use page numbers.
  15. Note references in the text should be given between square brackets [1], [2]. Notes should be 10 point type-size and inserted as plain text at the end of the paper before bibliography and references section. Do not use the option INSERT Footnote / Endnote. Make notes only for comment purposes, not for references and bibliographical information. Do not use any formatting options in the footnotes.
  16. Literature referred to in the text should conform to the following format: (Dahlgren 1995: 12).
  17. Bibliographical descriptions of the publications referred to in the text are to be presented in a list at the end of the article, after the notes. The list is called References if it comprises only literature referred to in the text; it is to be called References and bibliography if it also includes literature not referred to in the text. Bibliographical descriptions should be 10 point type-size 0.5 cm-indented hanging and conform to the following  format:
  • Books:

DAHLGREN, Peter. 1995. Television and the Public Sphere: Citizenship, Democracy, and the Media. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Article in journal:

ASEN, Robert. 2002. Imagining the Public Sphere. Philosophy and Rhetoric 35.4, pp. 345-67.

  • Chapter in an edited book:

FOWLER, Robert Booth. 1995. Community: Reflections on Definition. In: Etzioni, A. (Ed.), New Communitarian Thinking: Persons, Virtues, Institutions and Communities: 88-95. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, pp. 88-95.

  • Conference paper:

LUBAR, Steven. 2004. The Museum as Public Shere. Paper presented at "Public Sphere and American Cultures" Conference, June 4-6, Brown University, US.